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    'Severe winds could completely destroy the tower' (likely)

    'Severe winds could completely destroy the tower' (likely)
    'Severe winds.... to tatters'
    Severe winds were likely to reduce the tower to tatters. Is it correct?

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    Re: 'Severe winds could completely destroy the tower' (likely)

    I don't understand how the first two lines are linked together. You will have to give some more context.
    I'm not a teacher of English, but I have spoken it for (almost) all of my life....

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    Re: 'Severe winds could completely destroy the tower' (likely)

    Quote Originally Posted by Grumpy View Post
    I don't understand how the first two lines are linked together. You will have to give some more context.
    I assume the exercise is to rewrite the sentence using the word in brackets.

    To OP: "are likely" fits better. Your answer is probably the one expected, but just because something could happen doesn't make it likely.

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